Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Protogrammus: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335); alboranensis: Named for its type locality, the Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 113 m (Ref. 106320). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Mediterranean Sea: Spain.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106320); 2.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: second dorsal fin with a total of 9 unbranched rays; anal fin with 8 unbranched rays; a very small preopercular spine with an upcurved main tip and one point on the dorsal margin, which is lacking an antrorse spine at the base; first and second spines of the first dorsal fin filamentous, much longer than the first ray of the second dorsal fin in males; tip of the last ray of the second dorsal fin reaching beyond the caudal fin base in males, and the anal fin distally black in males (Ref. 106320).
Collected in one sample at 113 m on a coarse sand bottom with many deep sea oyster shell remains (Neopycnodonte cochlear). Arnoglossus thori Kyle, 1913 was the most abundant fish species associated with this species (Ref. 106320).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Farias, C., F. Ordines, C. García-Ruiz and R. Fricke, 2016. Protogrammus alboranensis n. sp. (Teleostei: Callionymidae), a new species of dragonet from the Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina 80(1):1-6. (Ref. 106320)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00349 - 0.01806), b=2.80 (2.61 - 2.99), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .